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Fantastic finish for Fighting Saints

No matter what happens the rest of the way, this is a win the Saints will be talking about for a long, long time.

Forever, probably.

St. Charles North. Overtime. A picture-perfect fall night.

And Brannon Barry, the Saints' biggest gun, making big plays when they were needed to put East over the top.

It's a win worth savoring for a long time, and who knows, maybe it's a win that will end up putting the Saints in position to win a conference title when it's all said and done.

Of course, doing so will take a Herculean effort the rest of the way considering the Batavia Bulldogs are still playing football. Playing it awfully well, as Geneva found out Friday night.

They say rivalry games bring out the best in both teams, and often that's the case, but this Batavia-Geneva 2013 was a mismatch. Too much Moffatt, too much Coffey, too much Scaccia and too many mistakes by a pretty talented Geneva team.

It'll be interesting to see how Geneva and North bounce back from emotional setbacks. Probably a good thing that both teams step down in competition next week, but they've gotta keep their heads up and get back on track in a hurry. 1-2 is a scary place to be.

Kaneland looked slick as usual way, way out west, but looks like the Knights got banged up some. Here's hoping for a return to health ASAP for a team that is playing scary-good football.

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